Commenting on the recent increase in border skirmishes between Armenian and Azeri forces, Armenian Minister of Defense said on Tuesday that Armenia either has to violate the 1994 ceasefire agreement, “or it has to take measures to stop the enemy.”
Armenia’s membership in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) creates good opportunities for the development of Armenia-Iran relations, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad JavadZarif said on Tuesday,in Armenia during his on his official visit.
It would perhaps have been possible to prevent the mass extermination of Jews during World Would Two had the WWI crimes against humanity been fully condemned by the international community and those responsible for them been duly punished, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said in his January 27 address on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The military authorities in Yerevan have acknowledged delivering “preventive strikes” and inflicting “numerous” casualties on Azerbaijani forces recently as retaliatory actions aimed at curbing the enemy aggression.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has called on Armenia and Azerbaijan to end deadly fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh where the situation has remained tense since the beginning of the year.
As meteorologists foresee, February will be as warm as December and January. If this forecast comes true it might have a negative impact on agriculture, said Gagik Surenyan, Head of the Meteorology Department of ArmStateHydromet operating under the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia.
Valery Permyakov, a Russian soldier charged with brutally murdering a seven-member family in Armenia’s city of Gyumri, may have had accomplices helping him, according to Deputy Chief of the Armenian Police Hunan Poghosyan.
President Serzh Sargsyan has reiterated Armenia’s commitment to finding a negotiated peace to the protracted conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, accusing Azerbaijan of the latest escalation at the borders in which both sides have reported casualties since the beginning of the year.
Speaking at a meeting held at the Ministry of Defense in Yerevan on Monday, Sargsyan stressed that negotiations are possible only in conditions of truce.
A candle-lighting ceremony and other events took place at the Holocaust Memorial in Yerevan on January 27, the day when the world remembers the six million Jews exterminated by the Nazis during the Second World War.
Scores of demonstrators marched from the Cascade area to Liberty Square in Yerevan on Monday evening calling for justice in the case of a recent brutal family murder in Gyumri. They, in particular, demanded that Russian serviceman Valery Permyakov, who has been charged with murdering seven members of the Avetisyan family on January 12, be handed over to Armenian authorities.
A Divine Liturgy was offered at Holy Echmiadzin on Sunday on the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of the Armenian Army’s formation that will be marked on January 28. Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, and Abp. Fr. Vrtanes Abrahamyan, the spiritual leader of the Republic of Armenia Armed Forces, conducted the service.